Extract from Cash Butler's article "The Value Series - A ClariLegal Interview with Mary Mack, Executive Director of ACEDS"
We recently had the privilege to speak with Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP, Executive Director of ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Mary's Background including serving as counsel to technology corporations, including software platform as Saas providers. Prior to entering the field of e-discovery, Mary worked for 20 years in corporate IT; she is also a certified telephony engineer. At ACEDS, Mary is focused on facilitating the global expansion of the organization and the up-leveling of their offerings, including working with other groups to raise the positioning of ACEDS' cross-functional members.
I wanted a certification that separates me from my peers. Upon discovering CEDS, I was convinced this was exactly the type of distinction I had been seeking. Since achieving CEDS certification, I’ve noticed immediate recognition from my organization, colleagues, and current and prospective clients.They acknowledge they are more comfortable working with a person who has taken time to seek such certification. CEDS has certainly been worth the small investment and should continue to beget returns for years and years to come.
Andrew Bayer, CEDS
I get bombarded with all kinds of e-discovery stuff – news, blogs and whatnot. Let me tell you, you guys send the absolute best! I send it to all my partners and sales folks. I said, who are these guys? I have to get to know them better!
Kevin Glass, CEO
As a trial lawyer, day-to-day information processing is daunting for my client service. I’ve come to rely on ACEDS to keep me on the ‘edge’ of the curve on e-discovery. It’s a source I ‘ping’ ASAP.